Hush Puppy

Date Stranded: October 18, 2021

Reason for Stranding

Stuck at the Rocks at the Jetties

Patient History

4.6 lb juvenile non-FP green
-BCS 3/5 (normal body condition)
-mentation: alert
-epibiota: moderate barnacle load on carapace

Patient Injuries

severe plastron abrasions from the rocks, some marginal scute damage, light soft tissue damage in the inguinal area, moderate carapace abrasions, oral exam = seaweed in the mouth; took a few raspy sounding breaths

Patient Treatments

tarted on Ceftazidime, Vit B complex, Vit C (to promote wound healing), and fluids -will also give a few doses of Meloxicam (anti-inflammatory) due to plastron damage -took 3-view radiographs (x-rays)

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